Havasu Balloon Festival Photo Highlights

The 8th Annual Havasu Balloon Festival was held over the weekend at Windsor 4. During the fest, spectators were able to enjoy  static balloon displays at the event site, a night glow, candlestick glows, vendors, bands, and a Run With Balloons 5k.

Even though it was windy most of the weekend, pilots were determined to fly when the weather allowed. Here is a photo gallery of a few of the highlights from the Havasu Balloon Festival.

More than 300 runners participated in the Run With Balloons 5K over the weekend. photo courtesy Susan Stocker

 

More than 300 runners participated in the Run With Balloons 5K over the weekend. photo courtesy Susan Stocker

 

More than 300 runners participated in the Run With Balloons 5K over the weekend. photo courtesy Susan Stocker

 

 

Pilot Al Reusch inflates his balloon during the Thursday night glow. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilots participate in the night glow Thursday night during the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Special shapes are on display Friday morning during the Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Chuck E. Bumps performs at the Havasu Balloon Fest Saturday afternoon. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

A flash mob performs for the pilots during a pilot briefing Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Balloons inflate on the field during the Havasu Balloon Fest Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Thor perfoms a demonstration for the Sherrif’s department K-9 unit Saturday at the Havasu Balloon Fest. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilot Peggy Meineke participates in the night glow at the Havasu Balloon Festival Thursday evening. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilot Jason Gaines inflates his balloon on the LHHS field Thursday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Balloons fly Thursday morning after inflating at schools around Lake Havasu. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

 

Pilot Katie Griggs participates in the Thursday night glow. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilot Al Reusch participates in the night glow Thursday evening during the 2018 Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilot Jeff Haliczar raises the flag Friday morning in a ceremony with the Marines Corps League. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Tim Kuller raises the flag in a ceremony Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Heather Crawford places her hand on her heart during the playing of the National Anthem Sunday morning at the Havasu Balloon Fest. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

The Marine Corps League prepares the flag to be raised during a ceremony Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

People watch a flag raising ceremony Sunday morning at the Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilots and crew pose for a photo at the Havasu Balloon Festival after a briefing. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilots and crew pose for a photo at the Havasu Balloon Festival after a briefing. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Vendors are set up during the Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

“Princess Nelly” crew chief Lisa Evans has a little fun while helping inflate the balloon Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Volunteers pose for a photo in the volunteer tent Thursday during the Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

A piranha balloon inflates on the field during the Havasu Balloon Festival. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

A diver balloon is on display during the Havasu Balloon Festival Sunday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Balloons inflate Monday morning after the balloon fest at Springberg Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Balloons inflate Monday morning after the balloon fest at Springberg Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

Balloons inflate Monday morning after the balloon fest at Springberg Park. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

 

Pilot Debi Waltman flies her balloon Monday morning. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene


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